Drama On Ego Explores What Makes Us Who We Are
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The last date listed for On Ego was Sunday April 15, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from the Happy Medium Theatre company are definitely for adults only. In this dark-as-coal Christmas comedy, the North Pole becomes a hotbed of scandal when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous (and hilarious) tale of perversion and corruption that entangles everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to, of course, the big man who sits in the sleigh: Saint Nick himself. With its firm commitment to community in mind, Happy Medium Theatre will be donating all profits from The Eight: Reindeer Monologues to various Boston area charities, including the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, The Home for Little Wanderers and The Women's Center. Learn More
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The play was...interesting - a little strange, but then, it was sci-fi.
What are we? Skin, bone and a hundred billion brain cells? Or is there something more? How does the conscious "you" clamber from the numb darkness of the brain box out into a world of people and places, pleasure and pain, love and loss?
On Ego, by Mick Gordon and Paul Broks, asks “how does the kilo and a half of meat you call your brain become your mind?”
When a lecturer named Alex is in a teleportation demonstration gone awry, creating two versions of Alex, he is faced with how to define what makes him him. Derek, his father in law, and scientific colleague, is determined to set the scales right, which means only one Alex can exist.
His wife, Alice, is diagnosed with a Butterfly Glioma: a brain tumor that results in Capgras Syndrome, a disease with symptoms similar to late stage Alzheimer, and renders her unable to recognize any Alex at all.